Interesting read, thanks for sharing.
Vanessa, a part-time escort in southern England, finds that weeks can go by without her phone ringing. Men see buying sex as a luxury, she says, and with the price of necessities rising it is one they are cutting back on. Even when she offers discounts to whip up interest, clients are scarcer than they were.
Are rates for paid sex really as price-insensitive as the above quote suggests? Until I read that article, I'd just assumed that a WG with a high price and dusty phone syndrome was either:
- deliberately using her high price to reduce demand, because she's clever and popular; or
- refusing to lower her price since "I'm worth every penny", because she's stupid and unpopular; or
- happier moaning about the problem than trying to fix it, because she's a woman.
This ought to point to more girls in the biz and therefore an increase in supply.
Perhaps, even though it's a very highly-paid and (ostensibly) low-skill job, prostitution has unconventional but significant barriers to entry. Otherwise, as you say, one might expect at least the lower end of the market to be flooded with supply, which in turn would drive down prices.